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Two injured trying to land glider at Minden Airport in high winds

Staff report

SARAH KING/Nevada Appeal News Service Rescue workers attempt to clear the scene after a glider crashed in a field near Minden Airport on Wednesday. The pilot and passenger-co-pilot were both taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Two men were injured Wednesday afternoon in a glider crash near the Minden Airport.

According to East Fork Fire Department Capt. Terry Taylor, the glider crashed at about 1 p.m. just south of the airport’s main runway as it was attempting to land.

Weather at the airport at the time of the crash was cold and very windy, with gusts up to 45 mph with winds shifting directions, he said.

Pilot Fred Lasor, 63, of Minden, and passenger/co-pilot Alan Cederstrom, 52, of Queensbury, N.Y., were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Lasor was out of the aircraft and walking around when rescue workers arrived, Taylor said. Cederstrom was helped from the wreck by rescue officials.

Both were taken by East Fork Fire and Paramedic District ambulance to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.